Beverly Edmonds-Addiss passed away April 26, 2013, at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco after a brief illness.
Originally from Rockville, she graduated from Rockville High School Class of 1954. She was a survivor of the July 6, 1944, circus fire in Hartford, along with her mother and her predeceased aunt, Clara Rickes Lutton. She and a friend drove across country to San Francisco in 1960. There, she worked for many years as a secretary for the law firm of Heller Ehrman in downtown San Francisco. After she married, she and her husband, Russell, moved to various cities during his time in the Navy. They eventually settled down in Kelseyville, Calif., in 1979. She and Russell purchased a lot in Buckingham and built a house there, where she would live for the rest of her life. She worked as a secretary at the law firm of Crump, Bruchler, and Crump until 1989, and then started her own bookkeeping service in 1990. Beverly loved to travel. Several times a year she would go on cruises and drive to Reno with her best friend of 50 years, Joan, who will miss her very much.
She was predeceased by her mother, Mary Rickes Darico of Rockville; her father, George H. Edmonds of Central Falls, R.I.; and her stepfather, Andrew Darico Jr. of Rockville. She is survived by her son, Matthew Addiss of Tarzana, Calif.; a brother, Michael Darico of Rockville; and a sister, Jane Darico of Bolton; and her ex-husband, Russell Addiss of Kelseyville, Calif.
A Mass of remembrance will be held July 28, 2013, at St. Bernard Church in Rockville where she received her sacraments.